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English definition of “shortness of breath”

shortness of breath

noun [U] uk   /ˌʃɔːt.nəs əv ˈbreθ/ us    /ˈʃɔrt.nəs əv ˈbreθ/
the feeling of not getting enough air when you are breathing: A large amount of fluid around the lungs may cause pain and shortness of breath.
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